Presenting the dutch skies.
RøDE Stereo VideoMic in light wind condition. The dead cat certainly did its job well. The wind-cut option on the HD7 was no longer required since the Røde also came with a 10dB pad switch and Bass roll-off if needed. Just plain dead-cat on the mic grill.
0 VU or +4 dBu with no mic level gain control
I'm looking at a BeachTek DXA-2S for some mic gain control to be used with 2x balanced mics and and AUX in for my wireless lavalier.